Will legal ed and the practice of law pivot to meet the #neweconomy & #futureofwork?

“Lawyers aren’t going away. But the way we work is changing.”

Today’s client and, more importantly tomorrow’s client, demands that lawyers keep pace with the #futureofwork in the #neweconomy. Here’s where I think we are and where we HAVE to go.

How do you foresee this directly impacting the legal industry?

Asked by interviewer Adam Keirstead

Dean Evans

Well, there’s a really interesting move in the legal industry to prepare lawyers to have conversations with technologists in the IT department and those who are coding to leverage the existing master contracts that we have in order to figure out ways that we can automate certain functions.

Essentially, there are master agreements underneath that lawyers do, and there’s coding the coders and IT specialists do. They need to be able to talk to each other. This is an area that’s ripe for innovation on the law side.

Lawyers won’t go away, but the way that lawyers are interacting with business people, and in terms of our advice and how we work with them is going to certainly change!

Read the full transcript and listen to the original podcast with Dean Tonya M. Evans here.


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Tech Intersect #33: Tonya M. Evans-How (and why!) to Go From Cash to Crypto Safely, Legally and Confidently Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode, I take a detour from regularly scheduled guest interviews to share with you an excerpt from my Advantage Evans Academy course, From Cash to Crypto. Since launching this three-week online small group coaching intensive, I have received lots of fantastic questions about the digital cash economy, Bitcoin, blockchain and what it all means. I've also heard the misinformation and disinformation about cryptocurrency. Spoiler alert: it ISN'T all about the dark web or criminals.If you believe cryptocurrency is too complicated, too confusing and WAY too risky, this episode and my course are for you. Because just three years ago, I thought the same way. But I’ve worked hard to make it all make sense so you don’t have to.I’ve done the heavy lifting through the jargon and fringy buzz words to demystify and clarify how to participate fully in a supportive, inclusive environment. I want to share what I’ve learned with YOU!I empower underestimated life-long learners traditionally locked out of tech and finance to take control of their financial futures and participate in the new digital cash economy safely, legally and confidently in a welcoming space so they can stay ahead of the curve and create autonomy, opportunity and generational wealth in the fast-paced, tech-driven world.Be sure to like, comment and share!Links: News Feed: https://proftonyaevans.com/news/Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Explained (Evans) [13:18]Educating Law Professors about Blockchain (Evans)“If Blockchain is Inclusive, Where are the Black Women?” NBC LX by Ngozi Ekeledo (Nov. 22, 2019)Tonya M. Evans on Secure the Seat: “Blue Collar, White Collar, New Collar”, hosted by Minda Harts (Dec. 18, 2019)“Blockchain and the Sports Industry” via UNH Law Podcast (Dec. 12, 2019)Don’t Fear the Libra (re: Facebook’s corporate currency initiative) on The Daily Tech Show with Tom Merritt (Aug. 10, 2019)“Blockchain & the Law, HGR Digital Asset Group PodcastContact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect Instagram @TechIntersect Web: http://www.TechIntersectPodcast.com  Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP Rapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.Support the show (https://techintersectpodcast.com/join/)
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Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)

Abstract

Reverse Engineering IP [free download]

Copyright 2013 Tonya M. Evans (published by Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review)

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“With the advent of the Internet and digital technology, the twenty-first century has ushered in a quantum increase in the ways to create, disseminate, and commercially exploit creativity. Digital technology allows anyone to create perfect digital copies of protected works in the comfort of their homes and to distribute them to tens, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of people with the click of a hyperlink via a handheld device. Indeed, copyright touches more ordinary people in substantial ways in this age of information than at any other time in American copyright history.

[….]

This Article asserts that copyright reform initiatives should “sample” (that is, borrow from) patent policies that protect access for further innovation to “remix” (that is, inform and reform) copyright law for the same end in the creative context. Throughout the Article, I use appropriation art to illustrate how an established cumulative medium of artistic creation is negatively impacted by overly restrictive copyright laws and may benefit from patent policies seemingly more well suited to encourage and support such creative innovation. Continue reading “Publication Alert: Reverse Engineering IP by IP law Prof. Tonya M. Evans (digital tech & IP)”

Internet Down! >> Internet Goes Black on Monday for Thousands of Users

Well, if you’re reading this yours is not one of the hundreds of thousands of computers infected with an aggressive virus called DNSChanger. The spread of this virus led the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to shut down several servers to head the virus off at the pass. Turning off those servers knocked all of the computers still infected with the virus offline.

Source: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Over the past five years, a group of six Estonian cybercriminals infected about 4 million computers around the world with DNSChanger. The malware redirected infected users’ Web searches to spoofed sites with malicious advertisements.

In November 2011, the FBI and some overseas partners arrested those responsible, commandeered their servers, and attempted to warn those affected to get rid of the virus.”

Read the entire article about Monday’s Internet Blackout (7/9/2012)